LATAM Group reported updates on its operations for the coming weeks, highlighting the 143 destinations to be operated in the month, which, compared to May 2022, results in an increase of 7%. Other relevant news of the month are the announcements on the following routes:
- Lima – Iguazú, operated by LATAM Airlines Peru, with three flights a week from November 1.
- Lima – Salta, operated by LATAM Airlines Peru, with three flights a week from December 2.
- Fortaleza – Miami, operated by LATAM Airlines Brazil, will have two weekly flights starting July 28.
- Santiago (Chile) – Los Ángeles, operated by LATAM Airlines Group, will have five weekly flights starting October 2.
At the same time, LATAM Cargo was distinguished by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the Air Cargo Innovation Award in the corporate category for its plastic reduction projects in its cargo operations in Chile and Brazil. These initiatives were designed by employees and are part of the group’s commitment to having zero waste to landfills by 2027.
Operational statistics for April 2023
In April 2023, passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger-kilometers – RPK) increased by 26.2% compared to the same period in 2022, and operations measured in ASK (available seat-kilometers) increased by 29.6 %. This implied that the load factor decreased 2.1 percentage points, reaching 79.1%.
In cargo, the load factor was 53.5%, which corresponds to a decrease of 5.8 percentage points compared to April 2022.
The following table summarizes the operational statistics for the month and the accumulated to date for the main business units in LATAM: